The 10 Minute Calorie Burn Workout may be exactly what you are looking for to keep your streak going. Of course there is the recommendation that you need 20-30 minutes of exercise per day to really stay healthy and physically fit. But in the real world — but in your world, that may not always be possible. Trust me, I completely understand. There are some days where you just want to do a 10 minute workout and then get back to the things that are most important in your day.

While it is easy for me, other doctors and researchers to preach to you about how much exercise you should get per day, the recommendations are not always completely practical. Besides, we are also learning more and more that as long as you do a little bit of intense exercise each day, you are probably getting as good of a workout, if not better, than a 20-30 minute moderate workout.

To take another excuse away — while doing an intense workout is optimal, just doing some sort of targeted 10 minute workout will still be beneficial to your health. As far as 10 minute workouts are concerned, it can be absolutely anything that you want to do:

  1. Go for a walk,
  2. climb stairs,
  3. do jumping jacks,
  4. run,
  5. run in place,
  6. clean up your house at an extremely fast pace,
  7. do yard work
  8. play with your kids or grandkids
  9. play with a pet
  10. or do an Exercise Menu workout!

Because I set up this beautiful transition to a 10 minute workout, I have put together a 10 minute calorie burn workout that will help you get in a high quality 10 minute workout specifically for those days where it can be tough to fit in a typical workout routine.

Remember — it is about consistency, no matter if each attempt is exactly like you want it to be. The key is to keep swinging and trying! Stay consistent and your goals will be met! I recommend reading this article by Leo Baubata of that will remind you the importance of “imperfect consistency.”


10 Minute Calorie Burn Workout

Do as many repetitions as your body can possibly handle for two minutes. Immediately move onto the next exercise without taking a break. Give it 100% effort to make this workout worthwhile and to make sure you are not wasting your time! Speed is important! Do as many quality repetitions as you can!

fast timerJog in Place

A nice two minute warmup. Do your first minute comfortably, then pick up the pace for the last 60 seconds.


The hallmark 10 minute exercise that should be included in every short workout you design. This exercise works your entire body… Wonderfully!

Wood Chop (Dumbbells)

A great core workout. Keeping your core strong will improve the strength of the rest of the muscles in your body. Do one minute on each side.

Push Ups

A classic upper body workout that not only works your upper body as you would suspect, but also your core. Knock out as many as you can with as little rest as possible.

Lunges (Body Weight Only)

Finish strong with the Lunge, a beautiful lower body workout. Alternate legs with each repetition. If you want great legs and a nice toosh… This is the exercise for you!